Skip to comments.Take a Trip Down the Hobbit Hole: Lord Of The Rings Hotel Opens in Belgium
Posted on 05/20/2014 12:36:02 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Ever wished you were a hobbit?
Well now you can experience how Bilbo and Frodo Baggins live by visiting Balade Des Gnomes, a unique hotel in Belgium.
Near the picturesque town of Durbuy in Belgium, the wooden topsy-turvy rooms feature carved wooden beds that look like they are nestled in the hollow of a tree, a dining table perfect for goblin guests and a gothic, ornate bath.
The Hobbit, travel, holiday, short breaksFANTASY: La Balade Des Gnomes is the perfect location for Lord Of The Rings fans [CATERS] The Hobbit, hotel, travel, short breaks, holidayCOSY: Wooden beds look like they are nestled into the hollow of a tree [CATERS] The room named "The Legend of Trolls" has a tiny hobbit-sized door, pulley operated fold-out table and seats nestled into the walls.
Pillars covered in vine leaves are covered in miniature gargoyle faces and, instead of a carpet, the floor is covered with a rug of leaves.
And you can stay there from 150 a night (around £120).
Owner Dominque Noel's fantasy resort also has a further nine rooms with fairytale themes, including the "A Cabin in the Forest" and "Under the Moon".
While from the outside the room named "The Trojan Horse" looks like a giant wooden pony, inside guests are welcomed to a carved wooden staircase and cosy double bedroom.
The Hobbit, travel, holiday, short breakSOAK: Unwind in the ornate bath tub [CATERS] The Hobbit, hotel, travel, short breaks, holiday DINE: The long wooden table is perfect for hosting unexpected goblin guests [CATERS] Dominque said: "We decided to make this hotel for people to share our universe and to relive some of our childhood dreams. It's an escape from everyday stress.
"When our customers leave in the morning they say they were immersed in another world and they want to stay in all the rooms in order to travel through the various themes that we offer."
The hotel is built from completely natural materials and celebrates the "simplicity of modern times".
"I wanted the hotel to be almost imaginary, with a youthful essence and work harmoniously with nature," he added.
Sounds lika place to party.
I’m going to go there and blunt the knives, Bend the forks, smash the bottles and burn the corks, chip the glasses and crack the plates.
Which I am sure the owners would hate B-)
I LOVE stuff like this! Big Hobbit fan here. I’d stay at that hotel in a heartbeat. (Well, maybe not the Trojan Bear room. Is that supposed to be Beorn in bear mode?)
Thanks for posting this!
Would a hobbit in Belgium be a Brussels sprout?
Only if he gets roasted.
Didn't the guy who played Gandalf turn out to be gay?
OMG THANKS FOR THE HUGE LAUGH
I’d rather go to Smaugs den and sleep on the gold
Context for those who were not here 12 years ago:
Thermobaric Bomb Destroys Hobbit Hole
:) Thanks RB.
I actually embedded the link within the image. Dang, I can’t believe that was a DOZEN years ago.
:) You are most welcome!
only after he felt saruman’s staff.
peter jackson forgive me.
It’s a Trojan cow?
Yes, but it is in Belguim.... (shudder)
.....and they share a border with the DUTCH (hat tip to Dr Evil)
Good lord, it was.
You know the FR Hobbit Hole threads lead to at least two marriages? (One being mine?).
But how is the ale?
I had no idea! That’s wonderful.
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